Initial assessment

An initial planning walk along the trail is essential.  This will give an opportunity to:

  • make a risk assessment (especially road safety, an issue on almost any trail)
  • identify nearest toilets
  • work out how long the walk is likely to take
  • see if there are any obstacles to the full participation of children and young people with disabilities which need to be dealt with so that they can take part
  • see if there are any cost implications e.g. of making a donation to a place of worship visited as part of the trail.

School procedures

​In-school planning will need to include:

  • following routine school procedures for the organisation of visits
  • sending and checking the return of parental consent letters
  • agreeing with the headteacher whether it would be appropriate to seek press or media cover for the activity see: The RE teacher's media toolkit.